BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL Signing Session At Vintage Vinyl; Photos Available

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL members Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) signed copies of "Black Sabbath: The Rules Of Hell" earlier today (Saturday, August 2) at Vintage Vinyl in Ford, New Jersey. Check out photos at the Brooklyn Rocks music blog and photo journal.

Commented Mike of Brooklyn Rocks: "The signing was scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. and I got to the store around 2:30 p.m. The line wasn't too bad and it took about 90 minutes to meet the band and get my stuff signed. This was night-and-day difference from the Ozzy/SABBATH signing at Virgin in Times Square in the late '90s where I stood in line for three hours and gave up after the line moved about 10 feet during that time.

"HEAVEN AND HELL seemed really cool and sociable. There were a few people who got quick pictures with Ronnie and, as I was leaving, one woman was having her baby's shirt signed."

BLACK SABBATH's "The Rules Of Hell" box set sold around 2,650 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

"The Rules Of Hell" is a box set featuring all three of BLACK SABBATH's Dio-era studio releases ("Heaven And Hell", "Mob Rules", "Dehumanizer") and its double live collection ("Live Evil"), each recently remastered for the first time. "The Rules Of Hell" comes packaged in a deluxe slipcase with extensive liner notes featuring all new interviews with the band.

The Best Buy-exclusive version of "The Rules Of Hell" contains an extra CD packed on the outside featuring five live tracks from 1981: "Neon Knights", "The Mob Rules", "Children Of The Grave", "Voodoo" and "Country Girl". The source of these live tracks is the "Live At Hammersmith" release from May 2007. The first four of these tracks (all except "Country Girl") were already released on the UK "tour edition" of "The Dio Years" last year.

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